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Review: Acorn camps, vamps in Shakespeare's Cymbeline

When the servant Pisania (April Singley) enters to herald the opening iambs of Cymbeline , her Elizabethan diction is bracingly offset by her skintight black vinyl and fishnets.
Poetic fetish
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 13, 2011
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Get a glimpse of Open Waters' Farms and Fables project

Last summer, four theater artists experienced a rather different kind of arts residency: They spent months on three local farms, planting, weeding, and talking with farm workers.
Planting seeds for the future
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 08, 2011
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More Bard, another park

Just as fiddleheads and lilacs sprung early this year, so have the urban-pastoral pleasures of al fresco Shakespeare.
Acorn takes Shakespeare to the Riverbank
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 21, 2010
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All in the timing

Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival springs eternal
Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival springs eternal
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2009
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All in the family(1)

“Home” isn’t necessarily a discrete, concrete place.
Lives and cultures clash in Lanyard premiere
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 12, 2008

Paying the price

Our afflicted protagonist (Keith D. Anctil, alternating shows with Jennie Hahn) would like to lead you on a thought experiment.
Acknowledging our privilege causes deep suffering
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 16, 2008


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No alibi needed

Earnest also boasts one hell of a big, imperious foil of British womanhood.
Earnest-ness at the Stage at Spring Point
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 18, 2007

Next generation

Are you or the kids feeling pent up?
Building new theatrical performers at Acorn
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 17, 2007
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Back in the acts

When it comes to dramatics, there’s plenty to toast at this year’s end.
A year in Maine theater
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 20, 2006
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Bunny babies

It seems that mild young Mary Toft, in a twist on the old idiom, is birthing like a bunny.
 Plenty of rabbits, but little gimmickry
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 13, 2006
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Scurrilous scurryings

Pull out your hip flasks, everybody, because a mean fog’s rolled in and some creepy shit has been seen down by the docks: mysterious shipments; creatures torn to shreds; strange thuds, scurries, and squeaks.
Exposed: waterfront workers' rugged vulnerabilities
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 01, 2006


Cold + comfort

Unlike last year’s lingering Indian summer, this autumn seems downright classical, so far, in its quintessential early chill.
Fall brings new thrillers and old favorites
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 13, 2006
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Play’s the thing

On the high-tragedy chessboard of Hamlet , the title characters are pawns, but in Tom Stoppard’s spooky, hilarious, and ingenious Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead , they are, existentially, the stars.
Mad Horse rouses Stoppard’s finest
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 19, 2006